Theory Colloquia

B-physics theory for LHC and the quest for new physics

by Sebastian Jager (CERN TH)

Europe/Zurich
TH Theory Conference Room (CERN)

TH Theory Conference Room

CERN

Description
Flavour physics can probe very large scales beyond the TeV scale, through FCNC processes that are loop-, CKM-, and GIM-suppressed in the Standard Model. With the B-factory program having determined the Standard Model flavour parameters with some precision, the experimental field in the coming years will be dominated by the CERN experiments LHCb, ATLAS, and CMS. A number of new observables will become accessible and the goal will shift to finding deviations from the predictions and patterns in the Standard Model. I review promising observables, the available theoretical tools for disentangling new physics effects from SM "backgrounds", and various hints of departures from the SM in the present (B-factory and Tevatron) data, and the related prospects at the LHCb and beyond.
Slides
Organized by

Christophe Grojean